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Ventura surgical products firm wins $30M trademark verdict

By   /  Thursday, April 3rd, 2014  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura surgical products firm wins $30M trademark verdict

A Ventura-based surgical products company won a $30 million jury verdict today in a trademark infringement lawsuit. The verdict is the second attempt at a decision for Neurovision Medical Products, which sued San Diego-based medical device firm NuVasive in 2009. Neurovision alleged that NuVasive willfully infringed on the Ventura company’s “Neurovision” trademark. A jury in Read More →

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Disease-carrying citrus psyllid found in SLO County

By   /  Tuesday, April 1st, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Disease-carrying citrus psyllid found in SLO County

The Asian citrus psyllid, a tiny pest that spreads a disease fatal to citrus trees, has been discovered in San Luis Obispo County for the first time. The bug was found in an insect trap at a home near Arroyo Grande, the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture said on April 1, prompting agricultural Read More →

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Reason study: Taxpayers would save $460M with pension overhaul

By   /  Friday, March 28th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Reason study: Taxpayers would save $460M with pension overhaul

A proposal to change Ventura County’s public-employee pension system from a defined-benefit to a 401(k)-style system would save taxpayers $5.4 million in cash flow over the first two years and $51.6 million in cumulative savings over five years of reform, according to a study by the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation, a libertarian think tank. The Read More →

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Region presses ‘play’ on $60M film production industry

By   /  Friday, March 28th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region presses ‘play’ on $60M film production industry

Film and television production reels in an estimated $60 million for the region each year, and the industry’s impact on the Tri-Counties is likely to rise as tourism groups in each of the three counties ramp up their outreach to Hollywood.

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Building on a green foundation: SLO interiors firm expands down the coast

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Building on a green foundation: SLO interiors firm expands down the coast

Green Goods is expanding from its San Luis Obispo base into Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

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Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

Oxnard’s city attorney is trying to claw back $101,400 from seven city officials who benefited from an allegedly illegal retirement perk set up by Ed Sotelo, the former city manager at the heart of a corruption probe that began in 2010.

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Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

Uncertainties shrouding Obamacare implementation are leaving many health-care providers strained, and consumers are thus far seeing few of the cost cuts promised by the overhaul. That was the theme that emerged from a March 18 forum in Santa Barbara hosted by nonprofit Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care.

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